News 2008

- "Drama", the new CD from Tetraktis, one of Italy's most famous percussion ensembles, has been released. In it you will find "Bulking Up", a percussion quartet that I wrote specifically for the ensemble, plus other interesting music by Curcio, Mayer, Mencarelli, Laneri, Cangemi and Annunziata. In case you want to treat yourself (and your loved ones) to some highly unusual percussive sounds, the CD can be ordered by contacting Tetraktis at: info@tetraktis.org

-Davide was recently commissioned by Richard Brode, Minister of Music and organist at St. Matthew-Trinity Lutheran Church (Hoboken, NJ) to write a piece on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the church. The piece, scored for brass quartet, timpani, percussion, and organ, will be premiered on Sunday, November 23, 2008 at 2 pm. Davide is thrilled to write music for a spiritual setting, and is very excited to collaborate with the talented musicians that play at St. Matthew-Trinity. This commission is also an opportunity to translate into music some of the spiritual work he has been doing in the past few years. http://www.stmatthewtrinity.org/welcome/events.html

-April: Davide was invite do be composer-in-residence with the Santa Cruz Chamber Players on the occasion of the West Coast premiere of "Glimmers of Acceptance" for string trio. He coached rehearsals and interacted with the local community about his music and new music in general.